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The interaction of carbon with Si(1 1 1):As and Si(1 1 1):H surfaces, a theoretical study
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Mutombo، نويسنده , , P. and Chلb، نويسنده , , V.، نويسنده ,
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هفته نامه با شماره پیاپی سال 2009
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Density functional theory calculations have been performed to determine the adsorption site of carbon at the Si(1 1 1):As and Si(1 1 1):H surfaces at different coverages. The As- and H-passivated surfaces were simulated by replacing the topmost Si layer by As or by saturating the Si dangling bonds with hydrogen atoms, respectively. Different high symmetry sites were considered. Carbon was placed successively in the fourfold (T4) or threefold coordinated (H3), the ontop (T1) sites or substituted for a Si atom in the S5 position located underneath the Si adatom in the T4 site. We found that the preferred carbon adsorption site depends on the coverage of the passivated surfaces. At low coverages i.e. at 1/16 ML and 1/3 ML, it prefers a distorted T4 position whereas at 1 ML, it occupies an H3 site. This contrasts with the clean surface where the most energetically favored site is the S5 at all coverages. Carbon adsorption induces a significant change in the structural geometry of the surface atoms, leading to a charge re-arrangement in the surface layers.
Keywords :
Silicon , Arsenic , Hydrogen , Adsorption , carbon , Density functional calculations
Journal title :
Surface Science
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